Flyers Best Hoosiers in Season Opener
Aug. 22, 2008
DAYTON, Ohio - Mandi Back scored a pair of goals as the Dayton women's soccer team uneseated Indiana in a 4-1 victory on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Freshman Devon Beach scored in her first collegiate game for the Hoosiers.
The Flyers got on the board first on a nice through ball by Colleen Gibson. The junior slipped a pass up the left side and through the defense to a streaking Mandi Back. Freshman Kerri Krawczak made quick pursuit and attempted a tackle, but Back sneaked a slow roller just inside the far post for her first goal of the year at 5:52.
But the Hoosiers came right back a minute and a half later to knot the score. The play started on a free kick from 30 yards that redirected to Kristin Arnold on the left side. Arnold sent a floater into the box that keeper Deana Waintraub punched out, but the ball came to Beach in the middle of the field. The freshman instantly reacted, firing a howitzer into the lower right corner for her first collegiate goal at 7:22.
From there, though, UD scored three unanswered goals, as it started by taking a 2-1 lead at 24:28. Amanda Gallow sent a ball past the defense, and the Hoosiers tried to trap Caitlin Proffitt offsides. But the far side linesman did not call the play off and Proffitt walked in alone on Lauren Hollansworth. The sophomore keeper came out to try to make a tackle, but Proffitt went around the keeper and netted her first goal of the season.
The Flyers extended their lead at 57:30 on a strong pass by Jerica DeWolfe. DeWolfe knocked down a hard strike at midfield and drilled a pass to a streaking Back up the middle. Hollandsworth came out of the net to try to stop the attacker, and Back poked it into the near corner to give the home squad a two-goal lead. Allison Giner then added to the Flyer lead by lofting a shot into the left side past a jumping Hollandsworth to make it 4-1 at 60:18 for her second goal of the night.
Hollandsworth finished with two saves on the night, while fellow freshman Lex Dickison made her college debut in goal, playing the final 16:57. The Flyers won the battle of shots in the contest, taking a 21-8 advantage in the category.
The Hoosiers will head to College Station, Texas, next weekend to take on No. 13 Tennessee and No. 15 Texas A&M. IU opens the weekend on Friday against Tennessee for an 8:30 p.m. CT contest at Aggie Soccer Stadium.
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